Year: 2001 Source: Crisis, v.22, no.4, (2001), p.146-154 SIEC No: 20020190

This review considered 42 studies that have examined the nonfiction media. Consideration was given to the extent to which inferences could be made about the relationship between portrayal of suicide in the given media & actual suicidal behaviour in terms of the strength of its association & the extent to which it could be considered causal. The review demonstrated that there is an association between nonfictional media portrayal of suicide & actual suicide. The association satisfies sufficient of the criteria of consistency, strength, temporality, specificity, & coherence for it to be deemed causal. (76 refs.)